Russian featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov reacted with suspicion to the information that his rival, Yair Rodriguez, dropped out of the upcoming fight due to injury.
“It’s funny, I signed a contract for the fight a few weeks ago, and Yair never did – the organization did not officially announce the main event,” the Russian wrote on Twitter. “I see two options: 1. The UFC plays games; 2. Yair lacked the courage. “
As a reminder, a potential contender for the top featherweight was set to lead the UFC event in Las Vegas on August 29, however, UFC President Dana White announced today that the Mexican suffered a leg injury and was eliminated from the fight. The head of the organization also said that the matchmakers of the promotion are looking for a new opponent for Magomedsharipova.